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Hyatt Regency Harare the Meikles Is First Hyatt in Zimbabwe

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Hyatt has opened its first hotel in Zimbabwe, located in the capital city of Harare.

Here’s what you need to know — and how to book the hotel with points!

Hyatt Expanding Its Footprint in Africa

Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles has 312 guest rooms and suites, including a 1,650-square-foot presidential suite.

Amenities include a spa, a fitness center, more than 21,000 feet of event space, an on-site restaurant, and a pool. The hotel underwent an extensive renovation.

This is Hyatt’s first hotel in Zimbabwe, a country in Southern Africa bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia.

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“This debut underscores our dedication to growing our brand footprint in new destinations, contributing to the growth and development of the country’s tourism sector, while providing exceptional service and creating memorable moments for our World of Hyatt members and guests,” said Javier Aguila, Group President, EAME at Hyatt.

Zimbabwe, particularly Harare, is an excellent location to open a Hyatt Regency hotel. The brand is situated in both city centers and resorts, with a focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster connection among people. There are more than 230 Hyatt Regency hotels in 40 countries worldwide.

Hyatt has a small but growing presence on the African continent. Its hotels include some of the best redemptions for World of Hyatt points, such as the Park Hyatt Marrakech and Park Hyatt Zanzibar, both Category 6 hotels.

Booking Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles

Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles is now open for guests and is part of the World of Hyatt loyalty program. That means you can earn and redeem points at the hotel.

And you’ll want to redeem points here, as award rates are a steal. As a Category 2 property, rates start at just 6,500 points per night. There’s solid availability during the winter (even on busy dates like Christmas and New Year’s Eve), so you shouldn’t have trouble finding cheap award rates.

Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles award
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Cash rates start at around $250, but given the low redemption rates, you’re better off using World of Hyatt points.

If you’re running low on Hyatt points, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards and Bilt Rewards at a 1:1 ratio. Other ways to earn Hyatt points include welcome bonus offers and spending on a World of Hyatt co-branded credit card.

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You can also use a Category 1-4 free night certificate for your stay at the Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles!

Final Thoughts

Hyatt’s opening of a new hotel in Zimbabwe, its first in the country, is great news for travelers who will have more options for redeeming and earning points in Africa.

With award nights starting at just 6,500 per night, this hotel will likely become extremely popular with World of Hyatt loyalists visiting Zimbabwe!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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